No matter your coffee cravings, the Breville YouBrew Coffee Maker with Built-In Grinder and Adjustable Flavor Control can handle it. Feeling like a 12-cup carafe kind of morning? No problem. Prefer to just have a single cup? Your YouBrew's built-in grinder can grind the amount of beans you want, plus gives you the option to choose your brew strength, flavor profile and, of course, size of cup. With the YouBrew BrewIQ system, you can relax knowing that the right amount of coffee is dosed with the right amount of water, all heated to the ideal temperature. A bravo is certainly in order for Breville.
How the Breville YouBrew Coffee Maker Works
Features & Functionality of the Breville YouBrew Coffee Maker
- Built-In Burr Grinder - For freshly ground coffee with every cup, carafe or brew
- LCD Screen - Easy to read functionality and settings that tell you how long it will take to brew your cup or carafe o' joe
- Bean Hopper Locking System - The half pound coffee bean hopper locking system makes refilling easy as it seals the base of the bean hopper for easy removal, storage and transfer of coffee beans
|Ease of Use||5|
|Ease of Care and Maintenance||4|
|Overall Value for the Money||4|
|How Does it Compare?||This coffeemaker brews a great-tasting cup of coffee and is extremely easy to use.|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||30.0000|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Bean Hopper Capacity||8oz|
|Cup Clearance||6.0 inches|
|Auto Shut Off||No|
|Max/Min Ounces per Pot||60oz (max) and 8oz (min)|
|Warm Up: Brew Time||9:10|
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This does make a difference - especially if you're brewing a small amount of coffee - and could help with your current Cuisineart as well. Though, I highly recommend getting the Breville YouBrew anyhow as I think it makes far superior coffee to most if not all drip machines I have tried from Cuisineart.
I drink my coffee out of thermal mugs as well. Contigo is my brand of choice - it is leakproof and keeps my coffee ridiculously hot. The combination of my YouBrew + my Contigo results in coffee that is too hot for me to drink for an hour! I like my coffee quite hot and still if I am drinking a freshly brewed pot, I need to add a dash of cold water before closing my mug if I plan to drink it any time soon. Apr 9, 2013
I find that the adjustments or settings on the system work quite nice. You do notice a difference in the settings. I can tell you that I have had Made coffee that is light visible or dark is mud when held up to a window. Keep in mind that you notice more of a difference between single cup making compared to a full pot of coffee. For a single cup you are able to adjust the strength and flavor. While making a full pot of coffee you are only able to adjust the strength and not the flavor. The flavor goals from light to bold and strength goes mild to intense. It does come with a reusable goldtone filter. It is also able to take normal 8 to 12 cup paper filters not cone shape. I would suggest using the paper filters for a full pot of coffee and use the goldtone filter for single cup making or you will be using many fiters. When making single cups, I set the settings to a mild too strong cup and on the next round of singlecup making l set the adjustment to pre-grounds In strength and bold for flavor. This allows you to get 2 cups out of a fresh ground coffee. You can use preground coffee you do not have to use the grinder all of the time.As far as disposal of grounds, it is easy as cake. The filter basket has a cover on it that the filter sits in. When you are done you simply pick up the basket and empty into the trash. Only complaint I have with the system is clean and care. Every time you use the grinder you will have about five minutes of cleanup. Not that it makes a mess but you will have some grounds built up at the wheel from the grineder and there are a few pieces to remove to clean. Oh and brew time is the same for a cup or pot. The system makes a fantastic cup of coffee. It has all the bells and whistles you can ask in a coffee maker. If your looking for quick, hot, and simple, I would chose the Bonavita. Hotter coffee, great coffee, half the price, a lot less maintenance and cleaning. The Youbrew requires a thorough cleaning about every two months. Mar 20, 2013
* For "single cup mode", you have control over immersion time. For "regular" pot mode, you don't (effectively just a drip maker when doing pots). Single cup mode can completely very big mugs.
* You can manually grind and place into the youbrew. If that is your usual use-case, I would buy a different coffee maker.
* Other notes:
- There is some inconsistency, and sometimes we have troubles getting a good cup out.
- For the version with the insulated pot: the pot does impart a "metallic" taste to the coffee. You can put their glass pot into the thermal version of this coffee maker, but there's no heating element to keep it warm.
Overall, my wife says she wishes she had bought a grinder and a simple drip maker. The convenience of integrated grinder and maker just hasn't worked for her. We're not Breville haters by any means, as I love my BDB espresso machine and we have a good Breville juicer. It's just that you give up so much control to the YouBrew that bad coffee gets blamed on the machine, not the operator. Mar 12, 2013
I just bought the Breville YouBrew for Christmas for my husband. You seem to be a coffee expert, sadly I am not. That being said, I love this coffee maker. It comes with a mesh filter, so no need for paper filters, which I love! You can adjust the strength of the coffee (we like strong coffee). But for those that like a mild coffee, you can adjust to accomodate them as well. You can also brew a single cup....I love this option. I'm not sure about temps, but the thermo carafe ensures no burnt coffee. No mechanical issues to speak of yet. I must admit the grinder is very loud. We use it as our alarm clock and do not set it on weekends! I hope you find this helpful!
Brenda Bruno Mar 9, 2013
Concerning the brew time - you choose the intensity level and the strength. This is a preference as well. I just had to experiment with different levels, depending on the type of coffee I was brewing. There is also the option to brew by the cup - nine different size cups to be specific. Hope this was helpful. Apr 12, 2013
When I leave a fuller pot, 6+ cups, the carafe does a great job keeping my coffee hot for hours. 3+? I haven't timed it, so that is a rough estimate. :) However, if I leave under 5 cups I would expect it to stay hot only for 1.5-2 hours. The cups referenced here are coffee cups and not standard 8 oz cups.
When making coffee just for me, I tend to brew 6 cups at a time. This is enough for me to have 2 full insulated 16 oz - 20 oz mugs 1.5 hrs apart and still have hot, freshish coffee. On weekends, I do this 2-3 times per day rather than making fuller pots - it's easy to do and tastier. (If you drink as many cups as I do per day this makes sense... though I recommend finding a good decaf to mix in.)
The combination of this Breville thermal carafe and my Contigo insulated travel mugs (the mugs keep hot beverages hot for ~4 hours) keeps me full of hot coffee all day.
I've found the only less satisfactory elements of this carafe are: 1. it is quite hard to get the last bit of coffee out of it, you end up fully turning it upside down - silly. 2. There's no way to 'close' it so that I can cart it about like a crazy person without spilling. But I hear that normal people don't dance with their carafes. So you might be ok. Or own a thermos. Maybe both. Jan 8, 2013
My wife tends to brew each cup separately, so it doesn't matter to us. There's a second dimension to flavor when brewing per cup. You can change "strength" (quantity of grounds relative to water volume), and the waters dwell-time in the grounds. She likes the taste better when she has access to both.
Note that you can fit the class carafe there in the thermal carafe model, though it's a little rough. I know because we bought a separate glass carafe. I suspect you could use the thermal carafe in the glass model. I haven't checked whether you can by the thermal carafe separately. Jan 7, 2013
I did find out that it will brew even if the beans are empty...there is no warning that the bean dispenser needs filling. Sep 17, 2013
I'm sorry, I don't know if your machine is faulty or not. Sep 26, 2013
If you mean blade grinder vs burr grinder, it's a burr grinder :) Otherwise, I am not sure what you're asking - but it is enclosed in the unit and distributes the ground coffee directly into the filter. Jun 21, 2013
Additionally, my wife has asked me what I intend to do if we are entertaining and guests would like a cup of coffee. Frankly, I didn't really had not considered serving guests before I retired my previous machine. My initial answer to my wife was "how often over the past years have our guests requested coffee"? She didn't have an answer. However to be a bit more positive my initial thought is I would purchase a larger French Press but I haven't found a press that makes more than 4-4 oz cups. Then, I had thought of purchasing the Breville YouBrew but I really think that would be a bit much with the other two machines, although it would probably get used especially during the week to brew a travel mug.
So, after all that, finally my question for anyone to answer. Do you think it would be a good idea to have the Breville YouBrew for making drip coffee for guest if I need more than 4 cups and for making a travel mug during the week OR do you think it would be better to get more use from the Breville Smart Grinder and find a larger French Press if I have to serve guest? Jan 30, 2013
George, it is OK to want the Breville YouBrew. Personally, I think you'd love it, and get use from it every day. One thing to remember if you go with a larger french press: some people don't LIKE french press coffee. And, if you were serving, say, 8 dinner guests, that's a lot of grinding and boiling, and a really big french press to handle it all. French press coffee, to me, is just not the best way to drink coffee...just too much particulate in it, no way around it. I own a Sirena espresso machine, the Breville Smart Grinder, and have owned every other kind of one cup brewer imaginable (and have given them all away), but my daily cups (only 2) I am making with the clever Little Coffee Dripper, a kind of hybrid between french press and drip cone. However...I am seriously considering the YouBrew. I don't need it, but damn, I WANT IT! That's why I want to tell you that it's OK to want the newest, the best. And this one seems like a winner. Don't kill yourself trying to justify it...just make counter space and go for it! And please, let me know how you like it! Good Luck, George! Feb 25, 2013
Thank you taking time to read my lengthy email and responding. Do you think having the Smart Grinder and the YouBrew is a bit too much? Does the YouBrew only grind coffee for drip brewing or is the grind adjustable?
George Jan 31, 2013
Purchasing both the Breville Smart Grinder and YouBrew would be great if you want more flexibility. The YouBrew grind is factory set and not adjustable, unfortunately, but you can alter strength, which will grind more or less coffee, and flavor, which increases or decreases the amount of time the coffee steeps. You can always adjust the grind on your Smart Grinder and use the grounds in the YouBrew, and also use the grinder for other applications like press and espresso.
Hope this helps! Feb 1, 2013
I know it can easily remove the hopper and remove the beans that way but I assume there will be some beans remaining in the grinder and potentially grounds remaining in the chute so my concern is that if I wanted to switch coffee beans to a different blend I would get some of the old beans in my first brew. Jan 23, 2014
You correctly state that one can easily remove the hopper and the beans in the hopper. Once the hopper is removed, it is also easy to remove loose beans about to enter the grinder. The machine is easy to clean.
The total number of beans that then remain in the grinder mechanism and the amount of ground beans in the chute is not a large quantity. You could simply brew a single cup of coffee with the new beans to flush the remaining grind out of the machine, and then you are good to go. Jan 24, 2014
Customize your brew strength with 7 settings that increase the amount of ground coffee, as well as your flavor profile with 5 settings that vary the steeping time of the coffee and water. The integrated burr grinder then grinds your choice of beans to the optimal size just prior to brewing for maximum freshness, flavor and aroma. The unique BrewIQ System ensures the right amount of coffee is dosed with the right amount of water while heating the water to the optimum temperature; then gives you the flexibility to brew directly into your favorite cup, travel mug or the included thermal carafe for weekend entertaining.
Adjustable strength settings - 7
Adjustable flavor settings (only available in 'Single Cup' setting) - 5 Dec 17, 2013
My only complaint is that the carafe is made such that it always leaves a little in the pot. It's an excellent insulator, but I'd like to be able to get all of the brew out of the carafe more easily. Feb 19, 2013
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Warranty Information for the Breville YouBrew Coffee Maker
|What it Covers:||
Breville espresso machines, grinders and blenders
1 Year on New Equipment
6 month Manufacturer Warranty on Refurbished Models
|Who Supports the Warranty:||Breville USA|
|Warranty Contact Information:||866-273-8455|
|Notes:||Please register your product with Breville for warranty support.|
|Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty?||Yes (Excludes YouBrew)|
|Can SCG Repair?||Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.|
Caring for the Breville YouBrew Coffee Maker
- Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Dezcal or Cleancaf.
- Clean the water tank and lid regularly.
- Soap out the inside of the carafe and brew basket on a regular basis. Use Cleancaf if necessary to remove coffee stains or residue.
Great coffee but grinder not workingReview by Harper
Price Value Quality
We've had a month and the machine makes an amazing carafe of coffee. I haven't tried the single cup or mug option because we drink the carafe. After a month now the bean grinder continually is stopped up. We've cleaned it and then two days later the grinder doesn't work again.. Super annoying and for the price this was there is no way this should keep happening . I will have to keep my manual grinder on hand or pre ground beans.
(Posted on 4/5/14)
Lots of features, makes a great cup of coffeeReview by Joy
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After reviewing many coffee makers and most recently, purchased a Breville Convection oven which i really enjoy, the You Brew Coffee Maker offered all the features we wanted - grinds beans as needed, adjusts the intensity of brew, volume and type of grind. The heavy insulated stainless steel pot is a good feature since most coffee makers aren't as insulated. The bottom line is the quality of the coffee is very good and matches if not equals all of the coffee bistros in our city. As far as the complexity of features which some of the reviewers noted, if you want quality coffee, one needs to understand how to use this maker - it's worth the effort and once you know how to do it, it's a breeze. Overall, I like Breville - Italian company and european design features are typically superior to US design standards.
(Posted on 3/8/14)
Great with only a few annoyancesReview by Angie
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We've been using the machine for about a month now, and there are many things we love, and a few things that could be improved.
LOVE that you can choose the number of cups you want to brew in the carafe, and of course you can choose a small to very large single cup of coffee. However, when brewing single cup sizes we've found the machine is inconsistent with the amount of water it uses … the same cup setting often fills the cup to different levels.
Strength adjustment enables you to make strong to very strong (!) coffee, which we love. Not sure it's possible to get a weak cup of coffee, however, if that's your preference (even two strength bars delivers a pretty robust cup of coffee).
Carafe keeps the coffee very warm for a very long time. Excellent!
Our biggest beef with this machine: Takes a very long time (about 6:30) to make a single-up of coffee due to steeping. Great cup of coffee though.
Don't use paper filters; when we did this we got large grounds in the coffee.
Not difficult to clean, but the outside of the disk (that controls grounds entering basket) needs to be cleaned every time you make coffee, which is kind of pain, although most machines require constant cleaning so I guess this is just something to get used to. I haven't found out if there's a way to remove the disc and clean in thoroughly.
Not a big deal but grinder is LOUD! If you want to use the auto-ON feature but don't want to hear the grinder, you have the option of grinding your coffee separately the night before, filling the basket, and using the "pre-ground" feature. Not a bad idea.
(Posted on 2/10/14)
Great coffee but doesn't last longReview by Dallas Gal
Price Value Quality
Our first Breville quit heating in less than a year and the company was great about replacing it. We have had this one for a few months and now the water pump is out. We use it once each morning. That should not be "heavy lifting" for a coffee maker in this price range. I will see what the company says about this but it's a hassle to pack it up, send it back and get down the spare coffee maker for the interim while waiting for another replacement. We switched brands when the Capresso heating unit kept failing. But this isn't any better.
(Posted on 11/30/13)
Not for the feint of heartReview by Steve
Price Value Quality
We needed a machine with a timer and coming off a Bunn pour over we could not use just any machine.
On the plus side. It makes a nice pot off coffee provided you max out at eight to ten cups. There is a reason that the new Bunn and other high end coffee makers heat the water first. On this machine once you brew more than eight or ten cups the water stays in contact with the beans too long and flavor is too acidic.
On the other side the thing is a pain to keep clean.
(Posted on 11/20/13)
Great Machine, Very AutomatedReview by Troy
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This is an excellent machine. I have owned three Breville products, all have been built very well. This particular coffee maker does a good job brewing a rich full flavored coffee. The carafe is insulated well and the coffee stays hot. There are a lot of programming options as this machine will let you adjust between lighter or stronger flavor. You can adjust to brew by the cup, and make only one or two cups of coffee, or by the pot and brew a half or full pot of some other amount. This is a nice feature for someone who wants to brew a cup or two on a daily basis but needs the capacity to brew a large pot sometimes. Many coffee makers do not brew one or two cups very well. Most machines, even those with a half pot setting, just don't brew a single cup at a time very well, and the coffee is either weak or not very hot, or both. This machine does this well.
What I don't like about it is that this machine is very automated. Its not quite as simple as pour in the beans and the water and go. You have to change the settings anytime you want to change the coffee. For example, if you have a bean that you like stronger than another, you cant so easily pour in what looks like a little extra. You would adjust the settings to grind more beans and brew longer. Eventually I got tired of this machine and went back to a Cuisinart which I need to replace because its worn out . I didn't return the Breville, I kept it, I guess its sort of an expensive back up.
This is a great machine, but its not for everybody. Seattle Coffee Gear lets you return anything you don't like, so if you are interested give it a shot. If you have not purchased from SCG before, it is a great company. They will not hassle you about returning an item. If you call with a question you will talk to a person. If they don't have the answer they will find it and call you back, and they really will call you back. It's nice that there are still a few companies out there that care about their customers.
(Posted on 7/6/13)
The best coffee makerReview by Val
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I love to wake up to a good cup of coffee. This coffee maker uses both pre-ground and beans. Just set up the coffee maker to your prefer settings and viola, you get your perfect cup of coffee in the morning.
(Posted on 6/29/13)
Maybe mine was faultyReview by Ron S.
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I bought this, as I had always loved an old Capresso that I lost in a divorce.
On the weakest setting, the grinder would overflow the gold filter with grounds if I set it above 9 cups.
The first pot of coffee I made, I set the strength setting to about 3/4 and carafe to 12 and it literally used the full hopper of beans.
I tried changing settings for a couple of weeks, and could never get a normal pot of coffee.
I'll order a capresso.
(Posted on 6/11/13)
Wish it worked better..Review by G
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I love the coffee the You Brew makes. The machine produces a full body flavor that doesn't flatten out at the end. Unfortunately, we have had two You Brew makers in the past 6 months The first one just stopped pulling water all together after 2 weeks, and the second one now has mechanical problems where the grinder disk continues to spin not allowing the machine to brew. On average it takes at least five attempts for our morning cup of coffee to brew.. Not a good way to start the morning! Pros - it yields a great cup of coffee
Cons - The consistant mechanical difficulties are just not worth the price or the hassle..
(Posted on 6/9/13)
The best grind and brew coffe maker, period.Review by bucho
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I have tried a number of grind and brew and this, in my opinion, is by far, the best. The coffee basket is wide, but not deep and the pre heated water covers the grinds nicely for a full brew. I like the varied settings, but I use the highest intensity and love the strong brew. It is pretty easy to clean and reminds you to clean the grinds before it will shut off. Just a great design from the basket to the little handle built into the base for puliing forward from the back of the counter to fill the beans and water. Stop looking....this is the best one.
(Posted on 5/31/13)
A wonderful birthday surprise!Review by Emma
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I purchased this for my husbands birthday and to celebrate him finishing up his doctorate degree. He(and I both) need good coffee to make it through the next several months of dissertation writing, defending, interviewing for professor jobs, etc. This coffee maker is a perfect incentive to get the job done and to do it well! Thank you for being such amazing staff to purchase this from and for being so patient and informative.
We love it and he was sooooo surprised!
(Posted on 2/8/13)
Fantastic dependable aromatic coffeeReview by Hudu
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My gorgeous wife has talent unparalleled when it comes to tossing something that no longer meets her needs. Such was the fate of our recently purchased Cuisinart coffeemaker. In frustration she purchased the Breville on the say so of a friend. when I saw the price I was concerned that it would produce the same results as the Cuisinart and hence be quickly added to the pile. I have not only been pleasantly surprised with the digital repeatable quality of the coffee it produces but I am also convinced that in a few months we have saved enough in coffee not wasted to pay for the machine. It is like good family now. Our Breville is a source of pride if not much deserved coffee snobbery.
(Posted on 7/21/12)
Don't let the price scare you!Review by Happy to be Home
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We just returned to the States last summer from 3 years in Europe, where my love of coffee turned into an obsession. When I was shopping for a new coffee maker last summer I had this one in my head, but could not find it anywhere. I scoured the internet and any store I could think of for 2 months before I finally settled for a grind and brew. It was a fine machine, but not what I wanted. The whole k-cup movement was not something I was interested in. I tried that also, but I felt no control over coffee flavor and I hated the amount of waste. While I was on the phone complaining to my friend in Germany last month (March 2012) about my disappointment in coffee machines, my husband-I'm sure tired of hearing me-found the You Brew. I watched the video and ordered. My husband wan't sure about spending that much money on my third machine in 7 months, but he got over it when we started using it. We love how we can make different sizes of cups with our own personal taste in strength and boldness. I also have the Breville electric milk frother, so I have a yummy Cafe au Lait every morning! I think my husband does something different just about every morning. There are so many options. If I HAD to complain about the machine...my only wish is that it cleared the grinds after the individual cups so we didn't have to rinse the grind basket between cups every time. Still not enough for me to give it 4 stars. Cleaning over all is easy. This machine has 5 stars all over it. We are so glad to be home, and this machine completes my kitchen!
Great Taste, Easy To Clean, A cup any time of day, Perfect cup every time, Easy To Use, Various cup sizes, Large Water Container
(Posted on 4/6/12)